The original receipt for ‘Tui’ does not state what class she was. Brian paid £50 for his first boat in two instalments. The date of the receipt is 1953 which would have made Brian 19 years old. 

This report on a localised thunderstorm in Portland Harbour explains how well Brian was doing in the Cove Cup series, sailing Tui, when he had to go to the rescue of a fellow member.